Examples of entrants ATR is monitoring include:
● Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft (VTOL) and Short Takeoff and Landing Aircraft (STOL):
Many are being designed to
travel at lower altitude and within shorter range than traditional aircraft with passenger carrying in mind. STOL can
make use of shorter runways, effectively increasing airport capacity while VTOL may use landing sites on and off
● Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS):
Remotely operated or autonomous aircraft that range in size from small payload
capabilitiesto increased capacity for extended missions or carrying passengers.
● Commercial Spacecraft:
Designed by private companies to increase commercial access to space (
scientific experiments, satellite deployment
; Horizontal takeoff spacecraft will potentially use civilian airports for
launching and landing.
● Supersonic Aircraft:
Long-range high-speed aircraft designed to travel faster than the speed of sound and have potential
to significantly reduce travel times.